Before coming to Rockford Christian, my wife and I lived in Washington, D.C. We loved our time there; the nation’s capital has an undeniable energy. We biked around the tidal basin, regularly walked by Congress, and played in a flag-football league on the National Mall. Most folks have some connection to politics; in fact, my wife’s first job was as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.
Our friends in DC, like many of us in here, feel a whole host of emotions about this year’s presidential election. The results of today’s elections will have implications on federal funding, public policy, national priorities, and the judiciary for years to come. The stakes are high. It can feel like all the things are riding on this. And yet, as Christians, we are citizens of a much bigger kingdom.
Colossian 1:15-17 declares, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together.”
Right there in our theme verse for the year is the explicit reminder that Christ is bigger than any president or prime minister. God will still be Lord on November 4.
Salvation is not found in a ballot box.
It is my prayer that our community might serve as an example of Christ’s unifying power to hold all things together. To God be the glory, today, tomorrow, and forever.
— Ben Buursma